IT for Change

2015

The Telecom Regulating Authority of India (TRAI) released a consultation paper to test waters and the public sentiment over regulating the at-present loosely defined OTT (over-the-top) services. One of the most important issues in the paper was of net neutrality and its various pros and cons. The paper saw intense public engagement with media…

2015

Anita Gurumurthy participated in three sessions at the International Forum on Gender, Media, ICTs and Journalism: 20 years after the Beijing Platform for Action. The International Forum reviewed the implementation of Section J of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) and its critical areas – gender balance in media content, women in media…

2015

"At the World Social Forum, 2015, in Tunis, the workshop on 'Organising an Internet Social Forum - A Call to Occupy the Internet' was held on 26th March, 2015. At the workshop, inter alia, a call to hold an Internet Social Forum (ISF) and develop a People's Internet Manifesto was presented in the form of the "Tunis Call for a…

2015

IT for Change was at the 18th annual session of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development . We delivered the following intervention during the plenary discussion reviewing the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). This meeting of the Commission was supposed to input into the WSIS plus…

2015

Three speakers, from the International Forum on Gender, Media, ICTs, and Journalism: 20 years after the Beijing Action Platform, Margaret Gallgher, Lucía Lagunes Huerta, and Anita Gurumurthy were invited for a discussion on the Latin American channel teleSur. In conversation with Laura Carlsen, they spoke on issues…

2015

IT for Change provided its comments to the Committee on Net Neutrality of the Government of India's Department of Telecommunication. There are below and also enclosed. The submission highlights 'equality of opportunity' more than consumer's freedom of choice as the key principle underlying a net neutral Internet. It also goes into the problem…

2015

A workshop on 'Regulating the Internet in public interest - Net neutrality and other issues' was organised by IT for Change at the India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi on May 2, 2015. The aim of the workshop was to engage with progressive actors on the key policy area of net neutrality. Following this workshop, IT for Change, developed a…

2015

Anita Gurumurthy was invited to speak at the international multistakeholder conference CONNECTing the Dots: Options for Future Action organised by UNESCO in Paris. The conference was held to discuss the first draft of the Comprehensive Study on Internet-related issues. The meeting proposed recommendations for responses to Internet-related…

2015

We organised a letter to Central Government to request that the PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education should withdraw the text books prepared using proprietary office suite and replace them with text books that use FOSS Office suite.

2014

The course Re-wiring Women's Rights Debates in the Digital Age was organised in New Delhi between 13-15 September 2014, by IT for Change in partnership with Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan and ANANDI, with funding support from IDRC, Canada and UN Women Fund for Gender Equality. The course brought together women's rights…